Dre Travel Adventures

Ducati Patagonia Expedition

The adventure of a lifetime
riding DesertX

6 days for 1,000 km from El Calafate, in the heart of Patagonia, to discover the most iconic places in the far south, such as the Perito Moreno glacier and descending through boundless prairies, deserts, lakes and visiting places of incredible charm such as Torres del Paine and its granite towers. An unmissable route for adventure lovers in one of the most evocative places in the world. One of the trips to do once in a lifetime.

Tour dates
• 27th March to 1st April 2023

Tour level: not suitable for novice pilots. Intermediate riding experience is needed.

Tour typology: 40% on-road 60% light off-road

Model: DesertX

The itinerary

Breathtaking landscapes as we discover the most iconic places in Patagonia's far south.

Welcome in El Calafate

El Calafate is the ideal starting point to go and visit Los Glaciares National Park, with the famous Perito Moreno who welcomes us, icy, in all his majesty.
Transfer from the airport to the Esplendor Calafate hotel.
Check-in in the reserved rooms.
Pilots briefing.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

200km daily (90km gravel)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Individual bike setup based on the needs of the participant.
Departure for the first guided on/off-road tour to visit Los Glaciares National Park.
The road leading to the National Park is long and straight, but as you enter the Park you are greeted by a valley with high snow capped mountains.
Lunch on-route.
We arrive at the Perito Moreno, the third freshwater reserve in the world with its 250 sq km of extension and 60 meters in height, which is in a constant movement of about 2 meters a day. If we observe it in silence we can hear the crunching of the ice and the thuds of the blocks that detach and become icebergs.
Return to the Esplendor Calafate.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

290km daily (150km gravel)

After breakfast at the hotel, we get back in the saddle of the DesertX for the second guided on/off-road tour!
It starts south along Ruta 40, skirting the border between Argentina and Chile, along vast grasslands and plateaus. We are in the middle of Argentina's largest desert, the eighth largest in the world, located along the eastern slopes of the Andes to the Atlantic coast.
Lunch on-route.
Before dark we cross the border of Chile.
Arrival at the hotel.
Check-in in the reserved rooms.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

200km daily (180km gravel)

Breakfast at the hotel.
One of the most beautiful stages that can be done in Patagonia, the dirt road tour of Torres del Paine National Park, immersed in an earthly paradise, between lakes, small waterfalls, grassy expanses, glaciers, high mountains (2.884 m) and granite towers. A stage that alone is worth a trip.
Lunch on-route.
Among the beauties of Torres del Paine there are certainly the blue icebergs that emerge from the glaciers and the pampas where the guanacos live: animals similar to llamas, bred as beasts of burden but also for their meat. A capital nature in every glimpse, to be crossed with respect, filling your eyes with pure beauty.
Arrival at the hotel.
Check-in in the reserved rooms.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

270km daily (70km gravel)

Breakfast at the hotel.
We set off again east along Ruta 40, returning to Argentina a few kilometers after the start and continuing north crossing the desert, also known as the Patagonian steppe.
Pranzo on-route.
We skirt Lake Esperanza, immersing ourselves in the endless Argentine prairies.
Arrival in Esplendor Calafate hotel.
Verification and return of motorcycles.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Back home

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and goodbye to the next adventure aboard a Ducati.
Transfer from the hotel to El calafate Airport.

Price: starting from 6.900€

The price includes:

  • 5 night in 4* hotel or higher on bed and breakfast basis
  • City tax
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Tourist assistance from the Gattinoni Tour Leader for the entire duration of the trip
  • Assistance of an expert motorcyclist collaborator for the entire duration of the trip
  • Local argentinian guide
  • Tickets for national parks / activities included in the program
  • Dedicated professional photo and video reportage of the trip
  • Luggage transport service
  • Ducati DesertX motorcycle on free loan
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Transfers from El Calafate Airport to hotel and vice versa

Opportunity to hire Ducati technical apparel

Info and Booking

Interested in this tour? Contact the admin office for more information. Send an email to traveladventuresducati@gattinoni.it

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